Key Bridge Under Construction

Key Bridge was being built between Georgetown and Rosslyn. Construction started in 1917 and completed in 1923.

Below is a shot from Georgetown looking towards the Washington Monument, which you can see in the distance.

Key Bridge under construction
Key Bridge under construction

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Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

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Cool 1928 Photo of Arlington Memorial Bridge Construction

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  • Didn’t they tear down Francis Scott Key’s Georgetown house to make way for Key Bridge?

  • Paul Wahler

    The photo was taken from the C&O canal bridge. You can see a part of a timber in the bottom of the frame.